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Myk Farmer

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    Production Sound Mixer mainly recording Features and Television Drama
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  1. I like 8050s indoors , I don’t think that the extra directionality would give you any more problems than the 8040s , also the extra reach will be an advantage at times. I think that the 8050 will be a better match to the 8060 as well.
  2. I think that Phillip Perkins is onto something , I’ve had similar issues in the past , all traced back to ground loop problems. Separating power to devices has made those issues go away.
  3. If you can afford the recorder I think you might be able to afford some tape , no price I could find but their integrated amplifier is 27,000 EUR !!!.
  4. Like Axel I have been using the audioroot battery cup. I holds the battery very securely. Myk
  5. My experience with media and batteries is similar to Axel. I have had no issues with the recommended media . I often run 2 SD cards in simultaneous record with the internal SSD. I use the remote audio 98wH batteries as my external ones and like Axel always have internal batteries also , all are hot swap able so no shutting down the recorder , and the remote audio batteries can be charged in the Aaton charger. I haven’t used the AES inputs but as Axel notes there are no limiters however that will be fixed in software updates as well as increased gain control on the AES inputs that some uses have mentioned. Which brings me to another good point with the X3 . With Aaton there has always been excellent after sales backup , issues you may have are responded to quickly and often by the people who designed/built the X3. There is also a very useful Facebook group of uses.
  6. Hi Lurker, I am an X3 owner and I’ve used it on many projects including FX and music. I love the mic preamps , very musical , great headroom , very low noise , I don’t really notice them. The limiters are very good , but remember they aren’t adjustable so just on or off. I’ve used my X3 in many over shoulder situations, shooting a TV drama on a moving train , up mountains, lots of car rigs and staying very portable but with several radio mics and 2 booms . It is a very flexible machine but I have to admit it is heavy. Lighter than an X2 my previous recorder. Also it is power hungry . This isn’t such a big issue but keep it in mind for your budget. The X3 has a steeper learning curve than other machines but IMO once you are comfortable with it , it is faster to reconfigure. You could also look at the Cantar Mini , same pre amps , same machine really just less of it so more portable. Hope this helps.
  7. I have a new one and the Tim White hinge for my X3 , the holes don’t line up . I had to drill new holes and take apart the PSC to mount it, a pain to do but it works fine now.
  8. Specs say 'up to 5 hrs' , is that at low power ,phantom off ? It would be interesting to know how long at full power etc. Is the battery built in ? .
  9. Myk Farmer

    Lectro Nano

    I guess keeping it analogue keeps it away from Zaxcom's territory
  10. Am having 1 frame issues on a series I'm on at the moment using Amiras and Alexa minis. I worked on the same show last season with the same cameras , no problems . I'm finding out what software has changed in the cameras since then as this is the only change we can think of.
  11. Just for info , these Remote Audio MEon HiQ batteries charge in Aaton smbus battery chargers.
  12. AFAIK the "bizarre " wall is a primitive root diffuser. The cross section of the wood columns and their length would make it work over a greater frequency than others I've seen. A lot of wood and a lot of work to make it as well and a lot of calculation if it was not done by guess work. It's purpose is to make that wall appear transparent to sound and help a small room appear much larger acoustically
  13. You need to use the MZF filter module between capsule and power supply for boom work on the 8050
  14. I have fond memories of Chennai from many years ago and even saw a film being shot in a studio there. I think the 8060 is a good choice and maybe an 8050 for indoors or a second microphone. From your post you say that there isn't much equipment support there so I would be worried about the choice of the Zoom f8 , not because I know of reliability issues but it is a fairly new recorder. I would be more inclined to go with a Sound Devices recorder , great build quality and a good reputation. Do you need a Stereo Mic ? , I think the G3 radios would be a more useful addition to your kit , I suspect you would get more use out of them.
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